Man City waiting for update on De Bruyne injury

Man City waiting for update on De Bruyne injury

Man City waiting for update on De Bruyne injury

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss the next five to six weeks with a knee injury, meaning he sits out the Manchester derby.

Pep Guardiola's City, now top of the table with 26 points from 10 matches, host Southampton on Monday.

Guardiola, though, is fully aware of the Spaniard's talent and says the club will do everything in their power to try and keep him past this season.

Since the start of last season, Man City's Raheem Sterling has scored 14 goals and assisted seven more in just 18 Premier League appearances at the Etihad Stadium.

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The Belgium global was making only his second start of the season following knee ligament damage.

"For the fact he was out two-and-a-half months and again, we're sad for him", Guardiola said. "They know how we tried to help them in the particular way we want to play". "We have a very good opinion of him". We are delighted to and will do absolutely everything to keep him with us. "We'll do everything we can to ensure he stays with us. but he'll be the one to decide".

The 19-year-old Diaz had put City ahead with a shot that deflected off Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic past keeper Sergio Rico after Vincent Kompany had kneed the ball down. Yesterday he came back in many things but it is what it is.

It was the only sour moment on a comfortable night for City as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. Their game was postponed this week following the death of Leicester's owner and four other people in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

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